noun Abel·mos·chus

Definition of Abelmoschus

  1. :  a genus of tropical coarse herbs (family Malvaceae) having large lobed leaves, a spathelike calyx, and often yellow flowers

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Origin and Etymology of abelmoschus

borrowed from New Latin abelmosch, abelmoschus abelmosk

First Known Use: circa 1801

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to cast off or become cast off

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